Hdmi output problems bad picture

mingtm6

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Hello,
Last year I ran an HDMI cable from my Toshiba laptop (Windows 7) to my TV. The quality was good. I just tried to do it again and the sound is garbled, the picture is distorted with ghostly images. On the laptop, the picture is perfect, on the TV horrible. I bought a new HDMI cable with the same results. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

mingtm6

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Andy2008, thanks,
You were the only one to respond, and offered various remedies I had not checked.
OK, no spider. Check.
Different socket? I thought there was only one - on the side where I plugged in. Then I found two more on the back. I should have known since the input I use is called HDMI3. I plugged into HDMI1 on the back and the picture was perfect. Wow! Thanks again for taking the time to help a total stranger - a true kindness.